In response to the passing of legislation in Georgia that would outlaw an abortion after a fetus' heartbeat is detected, five Democratic representatives are focusing on men.
Women in Georgia can currently get an abortion up to 20 weeks of pregnancy.
A heartbeat is detected around six weeks, according to medical professionals.
The House Health and Human Services Committee approved the anti-abortion measure on a party-line vote of 17 to 14. Thirteen Republican men and four Republican women voted for it. Seven Democratic men and seven Democratic women voted against.
The committee approval means the bill could soon move to a vote before the full House.
The Senate Science and Technology Committee approved the bill on a party-line vote of 3 to 2 on Monday.
The bill makes exceptions in the case of rape and incest, but only if the woman files a police report. It also would allow exceptions if the pregnancy places a mother's life at risk.